One night the believer was sitting in the courtyard of his house when he smelt the cooking of delicious food from his brother's house. He said to himself, "Till when will you keep worshipping Allah and glorifying His name? when even after such a long time you have not had a good dress to wear, nor a soft and comfortable bed to sleep on. You have turned old due to eating loaves of dry bread, and your teeth cannot chew them anymore. Verily my brother speaks the truth, let me go and prostrate before his idols and feast upon the delicious food and enjoy myself. He got up and started ascending the stairs leading to his brother's place and accept his pagan religion. There his brother too was engrossed in deep thoughts and wondered, "I fail to understand the reality of idol worship, and it has no benefit as such. Verily my brother speaks the truth, I should go and accept his true religion and worship only one Allah". He too got up and started descending the stairs to go to his brother's place. Both brothers met each other on the stairs and exchanged their thoughts.
At that moment Allah ordered the Angel of death (malekul maut) to remove the spirits of both of them. Hence they both died, and whatever good deeds the believer (brother) had performed in his life were transferred to the account of the non-believer (brother) who had left his house with the intention of professing the true faith. And